Top Tips and Tricks for Using Your Whiteboard Wallcovering or Paint

Transforming your workspace into an area of increased productivity and creativity with a whiteboard surface is easier than you think with our innovative products.

Read below for some top tips and tricks for using our whiteboard products.

Organisation 

The addition of a whiteboard surface to your office means less clutter and mess, allowing you to streamline your workspace. 

There’s no need for bundles of papers and charts everywhere, instead, just write your ideas and plans directly to the wall and erase after.

A writable surface will also motivate you and your colleagues to stand up and work on the wall throughout the day as sitting at a desk for hours on end can reduce your energy levels. Give each team member a marker so they can add their contribution to the wall, this will get everyone’s circulation and creative juices flowing!

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Customise Your Surface  

Having an entire wall to write upon can be overwhelming when it’s needed for various purposes. If you need to section off parts of your surface, we recommend using whiteboard markers to clearly segment different areas of your whiteboard.

Dividing your whiteboard surface into sections for specific aspects, such as brainstorming, is very beneficial. It can motivate colleagues to be more focused on their thoughts. It’s also good to have part of your whiteboard set aside to jot down any random ideas throughout the day. 

Use a permanent marker or coloured adhesive tape to section off these areas of your whiteboard. Our Permanent Ink Remover Spray will remove both of these products when needed.

Delegation

It’s important to share the workload evenly amongst your team to ensure no one becomes overwhelmed or burns out.


At the beginning of each week, set out the tasks and deadlines on your whiteboard wall for the week ahead. This allows you to delegate responsibilities clearly and efficiently to your team. Use different coloured markers to identify teams and updates.

Meeting room with Smarter Surfaces Whiteboard Paint Clear on the door and Whiteboard Paint White on the walls

Write Big

You’ll be used to writing on a sheet of paper in front of you, but remember, you now have an entire wall! Make sure your writing is clear and legible to your colleagues.

Don’t be afraid to write in capital letters (no one will think you’re yelling, promise) and underline keywords to make points more legible and easier to understand. You can also write the more important points in different colours to make them stand out more.

Bring Colour to Your Workspace 

The addition of our whiteboard products to your office gives you a blank canvas to work with. Our maker packs will add colour to your new whiteboard. 

We use different coloured notes on our whiteboard surface to define different areas of the business or tasks within a project. 

Use different coloured markers to schedule various categories of tasks or meetings on your surface. This will not only make your plan more aesthetically pleasing but more organised and easier to read at a glance.

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Doodle 

Despite common belief that doodling is a bad distraction, research has shown that it can actually be beneficial. This study showed that those doodling were able to retain information better than those who don’t doodle.

Applying our Self Adhesive Clear Film on the desks in your office allows employees to draw freely during the day.
If you’re new to doodling and need some inspiration, check out the infamous Mr. Doodle’s unique and exciting designs on his website.

Photograph Your Ideas 

During meetings not everyone may have ideas or share their thoughts, that’s where a whiteboard wall will benefit you, as everyone can jot down ideas throughout the meeting and or day.

To ensure all ideas are shared, take a photo of the wall at the end of the day or during key moments of meetings and brainstorming sessions. Upload these photos to a shared drive for everyone in the office to look at and refer back to when needed.

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Maintenance 

It’s crucial that you look after your whiteboard walls and use the correct products to keep your surfaces in top condition. 

Using high-quality markers will reduce smudging and keep your board looking like new. You can also check out our user kits which include all the essential products needed for cleaning and using your surface properly. 

Regularly cleaning your whiteboard will eliminate the potential for ghosting and the appearance of dirt on your surface. For the removal of stubborn stains and permanent ink, use our Permanent Ink Remover Spray. However, we don’t recommend this product for daily cleaning, instead use our Whiteboard Cleaning Spray for daily upkeep. 

As an alternative you make your own cleaning spray with vinegar. Mix equal parts of water and vinegar to create your homemade whiteboard cleaning solution.

Have you any questions regarding our products? Just email us at [email protected]artersurfaces.com, or book a call and speak to one of our experts who will be happy to give you guidance.

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